Nicole Scherzinger-led 'Sunset Boulevard' to open on Broadway this fall

The London production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, was recently nominated for 11 Olivier Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical for Nicole Scherzinger.

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The Broadway transfer of director Jamie Lloyd's Sunset Boulevard, starring Nicole Scherzinger, will begin performances at the St. James Theatre on September 28 ahead of an October 20 opening night. The production was recently nominated for 11 Olivier Awards, following a run in London's West End.

Scherzinger will reprise the role of Norma Desmond in her Broadway debut, and will be joined by her London co-stars Tom Francis as Joe Gillis, Grace Hodgett-Young as Betty Schaefer, and David Thaxton as Max Von Mayerling.

To coincide with the show’s Broadway opening, a London cast recording will be released in October.

Lloyd said, “I was extremely humbled by the amazing enthusiasm of our West End audiences and am thrilled we get to bring this production to Broadway. When we recorded the album live on the stage of the Savoy in London, I was once again overwhelmed by the depth and power of Nicole Scherzinger’s performance — these iconic songs have never been sung like this before. Having the exceptional Tom Francis, Grace Hodgett-Young, and David Thaxton join Nicole at the St. James Theatre will be an unforgettable experience.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “I am very excited that Jamie Lloyd’s wonderful production of Sunset Boulevard is coming to New York with the incomparable Nicole Scherzinger.”

Scherzinger said, “It has truly been a lifelong dream of mine to perform on Broadway. So, to be bringing this iconic production to NYC with my London co-stars and our cutting-edge director Jamie Lloyd is a pinnacle moment for me in my career.”

The production features book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and is based on the 1950 film directed by Billy Wilder. The creative teams includes Soutra Gilmour (set and costume design), Fabian Aloise (choreography), Alan Williams (music supervisor and music director), Jack Knowles (lighting design), Adam Fisher (sound design), Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom (video design and cinematography), and Johnny Milani (production stage manager).

Sunset Boulevard follows movie star Norma Desmond, who longs to return to the big screen. A struggling screenwriter who can’t sell his scripts to the Hollywood studios may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances.

Check back for information on Sunset Boulevard tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard. (Photo by Marc Brenner)

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